UFC Fighters Pay

UFC, in partnership with Reebok, has released information on how they plan to pay MMA fighters. MMA fighters who have between one and five fights in the UFC will earn $2,500 per fight under the tiered system. Those with six to 10 UFC bouts will be paid $5,000; 11 to 15 bouts will get $10,000; 16 to 20 fights earn $15,000; and 21 bouts and up gets a fighter $20,000. Title challengers will make $30,000, and champions will be paid a staggering $40,000.

UFC has a $70 million contract with Reebok spread over the next six years. Fighters are prohibited from wearing any of their own sponsors inside the Octagon, during fight week or as part of any UFC-related event.

Here is what the e-mail sent to fighters read, ‘’athletes will get their compensation within ten business days following a bout. As previously announced, Strikeforce and WEC fights under the Zuffa banner will also count toward athlete’s tenure’’.

In addition to the tiered structure, UFC fighters will also get a percentage of money made from sales of merchandise with their name and likeness. That percentage will be determined based on the terms of their UFC merchandise rights agreement.

The email also states that “The above outlined compensation structure will result in UFC distributing the vast majority of the revenue generated through the AOP directly to the athletes. We continue to believe the introduction of the official outfitting kits for our athletes is a beneficial investment, which will elevate and create long-term value for you, the UFC brand and the sport.”

Ref: http://www.mmafighting.com/

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